Bond Bridge Pro Compatibility Will Allow PowerShades Integration With Apple Home Kit, Josh.ai, and others
JOPLIN, MO and CRESSKILL, NJ (February 16, 2023) — PowerShades and Bond Home are pleased to announce that PowerShades’ RF remote-controlled automated window shades are now compatible with the Bond Bridge Pro. The Bond Bridge Pro ($379 MSRP) brings app-based (smart phone, tablet) control and integrates with home automation systems and voice activation platforms. This new compatibility with Bond Bridge Pro will allow PowerShades’ automated shades to integrate with Apple Home Kit, Josh.ai and other home automation systems.
PowerShades is an industry-leading provider of manual and automated window shades for residential, commercial and hospitality applications. Powershades offers indoor and outdoor motorized roller shades with a broad range of customization and automation options. Their automation features include setting scenes and schedules, voice control, cloud-based connectivity, mobile app control and more.
A single Bond Bridge Pro can control as many as 50 shades in a 3,500 sq. ft. home. For larger jobs multiple Bond Bridge Pros can be used. Configuring the Bond Home App for control of PowerShades is easy. The installer or end-user simply selects PowerShades during setup in the Bond Home App on their smart phone or tablet.
When integrated with Bond Home’s optional wireless, battery-powered Sidekick for Shades or Sidekick Scene keypads (MSRP $79) and a home automation system, the Bond Home App and automation system allows the user to see the status of the shades operations and set up shade limits.
“Our collaboration with PowerShades is a great confirmation of the value that the Bond Bridge platform brings to motorized shades. As our end-user surveys continue to illustrate, homeowners are hungry for simplified control via one App — that resides locally on their smart devices — with voice control a key driver,” said Bond Home CEO Zohar Shinar.
“We are thrilled that PowerShades motorized shades are now compatible with Bond Bridge Pro,” said Ryan Chacon, PowerShades president. “This compatibility is a direct result of requests by dealers across North America, and it will certainly please end users of popular systems like Apple Home Kit and voice activation platforms like Josh-ai.”
PowerShades is a leading provider of customized, manual and automated window coverings for residential, commercial and hospitality applications that are easy to install, integrate, operate and maintain. Company founders Jason Turner and Ryan Chacon bring over 50 years of combined experience in furniture automation and product innovation and development to this market. PowerShades offers the industry’s first and only TruePoE automated roller shade. PowerShades offerings include indoor and outdoor window coverings with a wide range of operating methods, including AC and DC powered, RF, solar powered, and the True PoE solution. PowerShades products are sold through distributors and representatives throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit PowerShades at www.powershades.com.
ABOUT BOND BRIDGE
Bond Home and the Bond Bridge Platform is from Olibra, a privately owned New Jersey technology company established in 2016 that is dedicated to making the smart home easier to create, simpler to use and more delightful to live with. The Bond Bridge Platform was launched in 2018 as a solution to bridge RF to Wi-Fi control of most motorized window shades, ceiling fans and fireplaces via Smartphones and tablets. The value of Bond Bridge continues to grow as its compatibility expands to include Savant, Control4, Crestron, Elan, RTI, URC, Homebridge, Hubitat, Apple Home Kit, Josh.ai, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and SmartThings. The Bond Bridge Pro was launched in 2021, with expanded range and capability, ideal for AV integrators. Twitter @Bond4Home www.bondhome.io
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